Vis-a-vis by Glen Oliver Löw & Antonio Citterio for Vitra

Born in Leverkusen Glen Oliver Löw initially studied Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal before moving to Milan in

August 6th 1920 Happy Birthday Anna Castelli Ferrieri

“Plastic was equivalent with America for us. Only Bakelite came from Europe. Right? But after the war, everything plastic came

Bourgie by Ferruccio Laviani Kartell

It’s probably indicative of the transiency of the contemporary furniture business, but during the recent Maison & Objet in Paris,

philippe starck portrait Jean-Baptiste Mondino

A few years ago the (smow) blog telephone rang….. “Good morning is it possible to speak to Philippe Starck please?”

A&W Designer of the Year 2012 Patricia Urquiola Volant Moroso

For a decade and a half the unofficial start to Cologne Furniture Week has been the honouring of the “A&W

Luddites! Not a phrase normally associated with (smow) To the best of our knowledge no (smow)employee has ever smashed an

As part of Stockholm Design Week 2011 Kartell presented the magazine rack Front Page by Stockholm design studio Front. Clever

August 6th marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Italian architect, designer and Kartell co-founder Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Despite

The other week we briefly swapped our designer chairs for designer jeans, our crazy student sideboards for crazy student hats

The undisputed highlight of the Kartell stand at Saloni Milano 2009 was the cat and mouse game with the special

9th February 2010, Brussels Under the motto “Think before you Post” the from the EU funded  Safer Internet Day 2010

There is little doubt as to who the most popular furniture producers with the exhibitors here in Köln are…. Vitra

One of the classic rules of furniture design is the product must look good, must look appealing. What, however, if

It’s not all hard work you know. Just read a nice little article on dutch design portal in which

Since Saturday the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York has been showing their new exhibition Ron Arad: No

It’s Dumfries Show on Saturday. That won’t mean much to the most people, but for us it is a sure

It must be a summer thing. Not only are our newspapers and magazines full of authors recommending their chums books,

About a 100 years ago we mentioned Platform 21and their Repair Manifesto. Inspired by yesterdays rant against designers who find

Not good As everyone know everything in America is bigger. Everything. From bagels the size of Jupiter to the level

There may be no tables in the press room, but there are plenty to be found at ICFF… Eiermann 1

In local parlance Greene Street, NYC is known as “West smow”, on account of the prevalence of high-quality designer furniture

Not good. For some reason which escapes us there are no tables in the press room. That’s NO TABLES IN

One of the principle advantages of trade fairs such as Salone or ICFF is the unrivalled access to producers, products

Sometimes we get the feeling no one really wants us here in Leipzig. Not that we are complaining – or

Two days sun and we at the (smow)blog are already trying to convince the (smow)boss to let us work from